Some of my favorite definitions of the word live include:
- to have a life rich in experience
- to exhibit vigor, gusto, or enthusiasm in
- to be thoroughly absorbed by or involved with
- to have the full experience that life can offer
- to have an exciting or fulfilling life
Then I spritzed the rectangular end of a cosmetic sponge with water, colored on that end with a Marabu Art Crayon, and swiped the sponge onto the paper. I began with my lightest colors to darkest, layering Marabu Art Crayons in White, Kiwi, Sky Blue, Light Grey, and Turquoise. I also used a small flat paintbrush to add white gesso to some of the areas colored with the Art Crayons to create tints.
Once the pages dried, I repeated this process of spritzing cosmetic sponges, but rubbed Gentian, Aqua Green and Black on the rectangular ends this time (to add darker and contrasting colors) and pounced the colors through my stencils. I used a black ink pen to do some scribbled art journaling and to connect the bridges of my letters. For my final layer, I added more color directly onto the pages with the Art Crayons; some of the marks I left, and some I softened with a pointed paintbrush dipped in water.
Looking forward to living life to the fullest in 2020!
Happy New Year and happy creating!